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Bob Fuchigami Interview

Date: May 14, 2008
Location: Denver, Colorado
Videographer: Kirk Peterson
Densho ID: ddr-manz-1-28
02:52:24
31 segments
Nisei male. Born May 15, 1930, in Marysville, California. Family operated a farm prior to World War II. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Currently resides in Colorado.
This interview is part of the Manzanar National Historic Site Collection. Visit Densho for more information.

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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Receiving an American name Segment 1 of 31 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Parents' family background Segment 2 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Father forms a corporation in order to own farm land Segment 3 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Mother's role as a midwife Segment 4 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Description of siblings Segment 5 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Helping father with farm chores Segment 6 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Segment 7 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Japanese American community activities Segment 8 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Interacting with people of different ethnic backgrounds Segment 9 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Celebrating New Year's by making mochi Segment 10 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Attending Japanese language school Segment 11 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on the radio Segment 12 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Preparing for mass removal: only five days' notice Segment 13 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado As a child, having to leave pet rabbits and dog during mass removal Segment 14 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Adjusting to confinement as a child: contemplating sneaking out of camp Segment 15 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Recreational activities and sports in camp Segment 16 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Brother's selection to set up the permanent concentration camp Segment 17 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado First impressions of Amache concentration camp Segment 18 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Extreme climate changes and natural disasters in camp Segment 19 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Attending school in camp Segment 20 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Involvement with the Boy Scouts in camp Segment 21 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Siblings' camp and military experiences Segment 22 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Thoughts on military service of brothers Segment 23 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Temporarily leaving camp to do farm work Segment 24 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Description of different type of camp leaves Segment 25 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Experiences visiting neighboring towns Segment 26 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Camp sports teams competing with local school teams Segment 27 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Description of popular Granada project director Segment 28 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Memories of a terrible accident when the camp's elementary school was built Segment 29 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Thoughts on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire": "that was a fiasco" Segment 30 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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